Candela

155 Karangahape Road, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 1011
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Tuesday- Thursday 5pm- 11pm
Friday- Saturday 5pm- 1.30am
Sunday & Monday - Closed

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Veg and Non Veg Mains
  • Gluten Free
  • Bar
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Wine Bar
  • Cocktails
  • Great Service
  • Wifi
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About Candela

Candela is a Spanish & Latin inspired local restaurant envisioning an informal wine & cocktail focused space. Our food offering centres Spanish style small plates using the produce of Aotearoa. Our space offers intimacy and comfort, dim lighting and funky music.

Cuisine: Spanish
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Relaxed
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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

From start to finish great authentic and genuine service. Food was fantastic and well timed (not too many plates for our modest sized table). Will be back!

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Menu del dia definitely the way to go , excellent value for money and a great way to try the delicious variety of food on offer !

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

We had a great time at Candela last night. The food was delicious, lots of really interesting dishes and very tasty. Great wine selection and service was excellent too! Highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

My only comment would be given the generous and welcomed size of the tables, the noise level is just a little too high which makes it sometimes difficult to talk with co-diners. Staff were awesome, sommelier very knowledgable and keen to chat. Whole experience great.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

First time visitor’s, loved the food, atmosphere & service was pretty good.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

All round so delish. Service was awesome and suited the atmosphere. Had an awesome time!!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Excellent and thoughtful service Delicious food and great vibe I’m telling anyone that wants to eat in Auckland to head to Candela

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

We will be back

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Lovely food and great atmosphere. Staff attentive and knowledgeable.

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

The music was too loud, sometimes its hard to talk or communicate. that's why I gave you 2 starts in atmosphere. The food and service was great!

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Fabulous food and service. Loved the vibe and interior. Shared plates are good size - value for money. Will definitely recommend to friends and can't wait to return.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Amazing food and great ambience, we loved it

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Absolutely fabulous as always Thanks team candela

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

We loved the food, loved the wine, loved the service. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Chilli margarita was the perfect aperitivo

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

A great find, loved food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely be back

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

This food was sensational. Small explosions of flavour. A party in my mouth. Beverage menu was great. Looked for a bit more variety in digestivo list. A perfect night. We will be back soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 April 2021

The waitstaff are really fantastic - knowledgeable, warm and efficient!!

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Every single mouthful was heavenly The service was perfect and the atmosphere was excellent I’ve been twice and will go again x

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Thoroughly enjoyable evening ... will definitely be back. Service points off for not being asked if we were ready to order a drink when our water was first filled up ... we were and had to call waiter back. Great to be offered a taste when we werent sure about one of the wines but please wait by while we taste it so we can say "yes love it full glass please" ... instead we had to hunt down a waiter again. The waiters were lovely .... just not quite as attentive to our needs as we woud like.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Superb evening - from start to finish. Our new favourite and a wonderful addition to the K Rd community. Love the vibe, the food is exceptional (how can octopus be so tender?!), the wine list is inventive and the service is genuine. Worth travelling to!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

For a tapas sharing restaurant to be out of market fish, burrata, calamari and the so called famous cheesecake all before 9pm is just not acceptable given 2 people in our group do not eat fish nor meat. Our bread came at the end of the meal after we asked about it and the lamb empanadas didn’t make an appearance at all. Perhaps they had run out too?? We were offered “free churros” as a sorry. 2 of us don’t like fried bread and chocolate at any time. Our table for 4 was a high bar one that could not accomodate wine glasses, water jug, water glasses and food, the chairs while padded had no backs and we were positioned near the alley to the toilets and by the kitchen. One of us had the wall for a view. No where to place bags or jackets which we placed on the floor...ugh. The octopus was delicious but one piece on top of creamy mash-and the lamb dish while very tasty was extremely small for the price. Vege dishes were great. Very few wines offered by the glass. We were extremely disappointed in Candela-this review will be unpopular I’m sure-fortunately we had a wonderful time with 2 dear friends but Candela didn’t live up to its hype-it’s very noisy and over rated. It’s the kind of place we usually love-it’s fit out is cool and it’s styley but for us a big fail.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Great food combined with Spanish wine in a beautiful space makes for a wonderful evening. Everything is quality, from glassware to crockery, and first class friendly service is impeccable. Must eats: the croquettes, empanada and calamari. My only recommendation is to break up your ordering to avoid all dishes landing at once and making for a rushed meal.

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Fabulous food and service. Driving so only could have one wine but usually we have to wave arms at waiters at other restaurants to get a refill. Our waiter asked us when our glasses were 1/4 left. Can't fault anything. Exceptional.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Thank you for looking after our team last night. You have 14 new fans! Cheers Andrew

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